Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Pertinent or common to the whole world: an issue of cosmopolitan import.
  • adj. Having constituent elements from all over the world or from many different parts of the world: the ancient and cosmopolitan societies of Syria and Egypt.
  • adj. So sophisticated as to be at home in all parts of the world or conversant with many spheres of interest: a cosmopolitan traveler.
  • adj. Ecology Growing or occurring in many parts of the world; widely distributed.
  • n. A cosmopolitan person or organism; a cosmopolite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. all-inclusive; affecting the whole world
  • adj. composed of people from all over the world
  • adj. at ease in any part of the world
  • adj. growing in many parts of the world; widely distributed
  • n. a cosmopolitan person; a cosmopolite
  • n. a cocktail containing vodka, triple sec, lime juice and cranberry juice

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having no fixed residence; at home in any place; free from local attachments or prejudices; not provincial; liberal.
  • adj. Common everywhere; widely spread; found in all parts of the world.
  • n. One who has no fixed residence, or who is at home in every place; a citizen of the world.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Belonging to all parts of the world; limited or restricted to no one part of the social, political, commercial, or intellectual world; limited to no place, country, or group of individuals, but common to all.
  • Free from local, provincial, or national ideas, prejudices, or attachments; at home all over the world.
  • Characteristic of a cosmopolite: as, cosmopolitan manners.
  • Widely distributed over the globe: said of plants and animals.
  • n. One who has no fixed residence; one who is free from provincial or national prejudices; one who is at home in every place; a citizen of the world; a cosmopolite.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of worldwide scope or applicability
  • adj. growing or occurring in many parts of the world
  • n. a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries
  • adj. composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests

Etymologies

From cosmopolite +‎ -an. (Wiktionary)

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